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Updated Sunday Evening, November 18, 2018

...Rain Expected For This Evening & Monday...

A weak system will bring low clouds and light rain to the region tonight and Monday. After a cool and cloudy start to the week, temperatrues will warm and we'll see some more sunshine for the holiday. Then a wet system comes in for the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at 600 PM EST SUN NOV 18 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      53  43  68 SW6       30.12F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    48  40  73 N8        30.12S                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    53  45  74 CALM      30.11R                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 600pm EST, Sunday November 18, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 45 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. Tobacco stripping conditions are marginal west, marginal central, and marginal east. Conditions are hazy west. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 56 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at Paducah and Owensboro.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at: Sun Nov 18 15:14:32 EST 2018

English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, 
Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, 
Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, 
Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, 
Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, 
Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, 
Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, 
Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, 
Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, 
Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, 
Burkesville, and Albany
314 PM EST Sun Nov 18 2018 /214 PM CST Sun Nov 18 2018/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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NWS Experimental Point Forecasts (5 km x 5 km grid for Kentucky): West, Central, East

MADISON County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 310 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................58 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................28 to 37 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........41%.
Wind Speed....................................4 to 12 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................north at 12 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 58 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 38 to near 57 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 37 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 41%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 4 to 12 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the north at 12 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................39 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 38 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........85%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 9 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 39 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 51 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 38 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 85%. Skies will be clear at 12 AM and clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 9 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................64 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 41 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........40%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 5 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
Sky Conditions @3 PM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 64 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 64 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 41 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 40%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 5 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................45 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................41 to 43 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........93%.
Wind Speed....................................1 to 3 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................south at 1 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............mostly clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............mostly clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 45 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 45 to near 59 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 43 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 93%. Skies will be mostly clear at 12 AM and mostly clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 1 to 3 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the south at 1 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 67 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 47 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 46 West and 47 Central, to 47 East. Dewpoints will range from 31 to 30 West, 35 to 29 Central, and 39 to 31 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.01-0.09 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 32 West, 36 Central, and 40 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 10 mph , respectively, West, 9 and 8 mph Central, and 6 and 6 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 51 West and 49 Central, to 47 East. Dewpoints will range from 26 to 35 West, 25 to 33 Central, and28 to 27 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 28 West, 30 Central, and 30 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end clear Central, and start out partly cloudy and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 0 corn growing degree days West, 0 Central, and 0 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 9 mph Central, and 3 and 3 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 59 West and 57 Central, to 53 East. Dewpoints will range from 32 to 37 West, 33 to 35 Central, and 30 to 34 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 33 West, 37 Central, and 35 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 4 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 2 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 5 and 6 mph Central, and 3 and 1 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 62 West and 57 Central, to 55 East. Dewpoints will range from 39 to 44 West, 38 to 40 Central, and35 to 35 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 44 West, 44 Central, and 43 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end cloudy in the West, start clear and end cloudy Central, and start out clear and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 6 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 2 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 14 mph Central, and 2 and 2 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 61 West and 59 Central, to 59 East. Dewpoints will range from 43 to 45 West, 41 to 42 Central, and 35 to 40 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 44 West, 46 Central, and 44 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 6 corn growing degree days West, 4 Central, and 4 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 13 and 8 mph Central, and 7 and 3 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 57 West and 61 Central, to 58 East. Dewpoints will range from 43 to 36 West, 42 to 42 Central, and 42 to 40 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 45 West, 46 Central, and 48 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 4 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 4 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 14 mph, respectively, West, 6 and 9 mph Central, and 2 and 4 mph East.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(east)

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 24-28 NOV 26-DEC 2    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Below      Below                      

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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Madison County is Berea:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
---------------     -----  ------     -----  ------    ------  ------
Berea                0.15   -0.94      5.09   +0.49     14.84   -3.50
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Drought Status For MADISON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: EXTREME MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   4.27)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Excessively Wet, Some Fields Flooded         (CMI=   3.03)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  1.31)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 44 in the West to 45 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -16 degrees from normal in the West to -12 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 27 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from -11 degrees from normal in the West to -4 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.28 inches statewide which was + 0.37 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.46 inches, Central 1.55 inches, Bluegrass 1.26 inches and East 1.60 inches, which was -0.54, + 0.59, + 0.43 and + 0.74 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.2 inches at Cape Girardeau to a high of 2.44 inches at Bristol.

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GIS ESTIMATES FOR MADISON COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.23     2.48      2.90      7.97     35.18
Precip Deviation      -0.23     1.40      0.75      3.42      7.98

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             69            72            76            74
Temp Deviation           -6            -3             1            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
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       1901         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/7     7/10

Almanac Information
Sunday November 18, 2018 the 322th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.440000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:23 EST Set 17:24 EST
Transit Meridian 12:23 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 17:52 EST

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 56 / 35
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
TEMPERATURE is not available
Yesterday's U.S. Highs, Lows , KY's Highs/Lows/Precip, Daily Weather Data, Hourly Weather Data
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
NOVEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1873...
A severe storm raged from Georgia to Nova Scotia causing great losses to
fishing fleets along the coast. In Maine, the barometric pressure reached
28.49 inches at Portland. (David Ludlum)
...1955...
An early season cold snap finally came to an end. Helena MT experienced 138
consecutive hours of subzero temperatures, including a reading of 29 below
zero, which surpassed by seven degrees their previous record for the month
of November. Missoula MT broke their November record by 12 degrees with a
reading of 23 below zero, and Salt Lake City UT smashed their previous
November record of zero with a reading of 14 below. Heavy snow in the Great
Basin closed Donner Pass CA, and total crop damage from the cold wave
amounted to eleven million dollars. (David Ludlum)
...1957...
A tornado, 100 yards in width, travelled a nearly "straight as an arrow"
27-mile path from near Rosa AL to near Albertville AL, killing three
persons. A home in the Susan Moore community in Blount County was picked up
and dropped 500 feet away killing one person. (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
The first of two successive snowstorms struck the northeastern U.S. The
storm produced up to 20 inches of snow in southern New Hampshire. Two days
later a second storm produced up to 30 inches of snow in northern Maine.
(Storm Data)
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